Escudero says govt should takeover MRT Holdings for better service

Escudero says govt should takeover MRT Holdings for better service

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero on Monday proposed a government takeover of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 so the public can get better service from the mass transport system. His statement came less than a week after an MRT train went out of control and slammed through a steel a barrier at […]

19.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Awe-inspiring inline skating locales

Awe-inspiring inline skating locales

(Relaxnews) – One way to feel the breeze on a hot summer day is to create it by strapping on your inline skates and zooming into motion. We’ve found some places around the world, including scenic trails and motor raceways open to inline skaters, that could make for an unforgettable summer. That’s right, motor raceways […]

18.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Camping trendwatch: Hanging tents go ‘glamp’

Camping trendwatch: Hanging tents go ‘glamp’

(Relaxnews) – Primitive protection from predators, 18th century engineering and a design indicative of modern day ingenuity all come into play in camping’s trend of hanging tents. Due to its airy, appealing design intended to provide panoramic views, the most recent addition is being labeled as a “glamping” tool for camping’s elite. The Roomoon is […]

Reduction in age of dependant child is now in effect

Reduction in age of dependant child is now in effect

Applicants who are including dependant children on a permanent resident application must now be aware of new rules regarding age of dependant children. In the past, an applicant could include a unmarried child who was under 22 years of age OR include an unmarried child who was over 22 years of age on the condition […]

18.08.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Hollywood continues to explore Marilyn Monroe’s life

Hollywood continues to explore Marilyn Monroe’s life

(Relaxnews) – Variety reported last week that Lifetime is preparing a miniseries on Marilyn Monroe. The drama will join an ever-expanding list of movies and TV productions focusing on the iconic actress. Fascinating during her lifetime, the star is at least as much so 52 years after her death. Born Norma Jean, the American actress […]

18.08.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Fiction helps build empathy in children, says researcher

Fiction helps build empathy in children, says researcher

(Relaxnews) – At the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention, which wrapped up the week in Washington, DC, York University psychologist Raymond Mar led a presentation on the important and oft forgotten role of narrative fiction, highlighting its ability to instill empathy. Taking into account the opinions of others, anticipating their reactions and realizing their […]

18.08.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Aquino hints at second term

Aquino hints at second term

By Mynardo Macaraig MANILA (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino has said he may try to change the constitution and serve a second term in office, a stunning announcement in a nation haunted by dictatorship. The Philippines’ constitution restricts presidents to serving a single term of six years, designed to stop a repeat of dictator […]

18.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Are we too clean?

Are we too clean?

(Relaxnews) – Recent studies indicate that an obsession with cleanliness could be doing more harm than good. Is it time to part with some age-old conventions? On the docket for this week’s 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) was research by Arizona State University citing concerns over the prevalence of […]

17.08.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Read all about it: News you can wear

Read all about it: News you can wear

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Even if you don’t open a newspaper, turn on a television, log on to a computer or pull out a smartphone, you can get news — from wearable technology. As wearables gain traction, news purveyors are eyeing these devices for their potential to deliver headlines and more to people who want to stay […]

17.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
MoMA focuses on film this fall

MoMA focuses on film this fall

(Relaxnews) – MoMA New York has unveiled its fall film exhibition program, taking in an almost-lost 1930s classic, an evening with artist Christopher Williams and the largest-ever US retrospective of Georgian cinema. The museum will present 1932 motion picture Sidney Lanfield’s “Hat Check Girl” after collaborating with Twentieth Century Fox to preserve what is thought […]

17.08.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Fil-Ams enjoy fun, exciting activities at 9th edition Ambassadors tour

Fil-Ams enjoy fun, exciting activities at 9th edition Ambassadors tour

By Manny V. Ilagan MANILA – Another ‘FUN’ homecoming full of exciting activities marked this year’s 9th Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tour to the Philippines (ACGTDT). Despite the threat of Tropical Depression Inday brewing at the northeast of the Philippines area of responsibility, the 9th ACGTDT, held from July 28 to 31, was […]

17.08.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
This is what a $900 cupcake looks like

This is what a $900 cupcake looks like

(Relaxnews) – Some husbands give their wives flowers and jewelry for their birthday. Others commission local bakers to come up with the most extravagant cupcake possible and are willing to part with $900 for it. That’s what happened in Toronto recently, when Lisa Sanguedolce of Le Dolci bakery was approached by a man to create an over-the-top […]

16.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Elvis shooting target sells for $27,500

Elvis shooting target sells for $27,500

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – A paper target riddled with bullets fired by Elvis Presley at his personal shooting range sold for $27,500 at the first auction of Elvis artifacts hosted by his estate. It was the surprise turn at the inaugural Auction at Graceland, a highlight of the ongoing Elvis Week in Memphis, Tennessee marking the 37th […]

16.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Music ·
US sends 130 more military advisors to Iraq: Hagel

US sends 130 more military advisors to Iraq: Hagel

SAN DIEGO (AFP) – The United States has sent 130 more military advisors to northern Iraq to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis there, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday. “I recommended to the president and the president has authorized me to go ahead and send about 130 new assessment team members up […]

16.08.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Pollution, whales prompt shipping slow-down in SoCal

Pollution, whales prompt shipping slow-down in SoCal

LOS ANGELES  (AFP) – Concerns about pollution and endangered whales in southern California have prompted six global shipping companies to try slower speeds in exchange for cash incentives, environmental groups said. The companies agreed to slow down – from typical speeds of 14-16 knots down to 12 knots or less – in exchange for $2,500 […]

16.08.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Local News ·
Delays in balikbayan box deliveries continue as port congestion worsens

Delays in balikbayan box deliveries continue as port congestion worsens

LOS ANGELES – With the port congestion in Manila worsening and inspections by the Department of Homeland Security in US ports continuing, the delivery of balikbayan boxes will continue to experience delays of at least two weeks, a senior official of the Philippine American Shippers Association said on Monday. “There is just no way balikbayan […]

16.08.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Intel to use ‘big data’ to battle Parkinson’s disease

Intel to use ‘big data’ to battle Parkinson’s disease

SAN FRANCISCO  (AFP) – US computing giant Intel announced Wednesday it was joining an effort to battle Parkinson’s disease with new big data and wearable technologies to improve research and treatment. Intel said it would work with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research—created by the “Back to the Future” Canadian-American actor – on […]

Geologists warn of mega quake for north Chile

Geologists warn of mega quake for north Chile

PARIS  (AFP) – North Chile is at risk of a mega earthquake after a tremor in April released only some of the tension building along a high-risk fault zone since 1877, researchers said Wednesday. Two studies published in the journal Nature said the 8.1-8.2 magnitude quake that shook the city of Iquique, killing six people […]

16.08.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
God is the guardian of undocumented children

God is the guardian of undocumented children

By Andrea Acosta El Pregonero (Translated by Elena Shore) SILVER SPRING, Md.,   – While children cross the border alone, their parents in the United States are going through intense anxiety – and the only thing they can do is pray to God to protect their kids along the journey. Each successful trip is God’s […]

16.08.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
12 REASONS TO CALL ME

12 REASONS TO CALL ME

My number is below. Your first step in overcoming debt problems is recognizing you have a problem! If worries about your credit card bills or a pending foreclosure are keeping you awake at night, you probably already know you’re in over your head. Just cruising along, juggling credit cards, taking from one to pay the […]

16.08.2014 · Filled under: Atty. Paul M. Allen ·